Valencia journalism students get immersed in London media

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Ken Carpenter / Valencia Voice

Bottom, left to right: Sarah Pariseau, Ariel Austin, Marianella Zapata Noriega, Francesca Fey, Shay Castle. Top, left to right: Anisha Tandon, Amanda Adrianna, Edward Mueller, Jeff Shedden, Juan Gutierrez

Members of the Valencia Voice and Voyage magazine staff traveled to London during spring break to complete a week-long Global Immersion in Journalism study-abroad class.
<br>The 10 students, led by professor Ken Carpenter, got to tour the newsrooms of Wall Street Journal Europe, The Guardian, CNBC Europe, as well as meet with editors from all the mentioned news outlets for a one-on-one lessons on the everyday functions of their operations.
<br>The speakers also included Marc Settle, an instructor/trainer with the BBC College of Journalism, who spoke about the importance of new smartphone applications available to journalists in order to broadcast from anywhere while still maintaining studio quality.
<br>Erica Buist, a graduate student at City University in London, spoke to the class about life as a higher level journalism student, the demands of a real world journalism job and the importance of internships.